Furr and Dula Pace Baseball Over Shippensburg


SALISBURY, NC -- Catawba‘s Garrett Furr (Gold Hill, NC/Mt. Pleasant HS) and Chris Dula (Troutman, NC/S. Iredell HS) combined for seven RBI in an 11-5 win over visiting Shippensburg in baseball action on Sunday afternoon at Newman Park.  The Catawba Indians improve to 6-2, while the Raiders fall to 0-6. 

Shippensburg took a 2-0 lead in the second on a two-run double by Pat Kregeloh (Effort, PA).  Furr and Dula were key in a six-run third that gave the Indians the lead.  Blake Houston (Mt. Ulla, NC/S. Rowan HS) singled home two to tie the score then Furr drove home the go-ahead run with two outs.  Dula cleared the bases with a double for the 6-2 lead.

The Raiders answered the Catawba frame with three in the fourth to trim the lead to 6-5.  Kris Kullman (Hummelstown, PA) had a sacrifice fly then Eric Herman (Grantville, PA) and A.J. Czap (Phillipsburg, PA) delivered RBI singles with two outs.

Tribe starter Austin Moyer (Greensboro, NC/SE Guilford HS/USC Upstate) kept the Raiders off the board after that to earn his first win.  He allowed seven hits and struck out seven.

Dula’s double in the sixth helped the Indians add to the lead as Brett Holmgren (Middlesboro, MA/Coyle & Cassidy HS) followed with a RBI single and Brett Underwood (Greensboro, NC/SW Guilford HS) put down a squeeze bunt.  Furr added a three-run homer in the seventh to cap the scoring.

Furr had two hits and four RBI, while Dula had two doubles and three RBI.  Clay Watson (Lexington, NC/N. Davidson HS), Wil Huneycutt (Locust, NC/W. Stanly HS) and Ross Whitley (Mooresville, NC/Lake Norman HS) allowed just one Raider hit over the final three innings.

Tyler Uphouse (Somerset, PA) collected a pair of hits for Shippensburg and scored twice.  Jesse Smith (Hanover, PA) also scored twice for the Raiders.

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